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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

Specialized experience is experience utilizing qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluative methods, techniques, systems, and processes to conduct research, determine areas to be investigated, make recommendations for new system implementation and design, and evaluate results of studies and analysis prepared by other organizations.
1 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as defined above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Have you had experience in any of the following activities that support the development of information technology policy, guidelines, procedures, technical analyses, or regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • defining the problem statement
  • identifying potential impacts or issues
  • planning a course of action
  • using either policy or analytical methods to evaluate/assess issues
  • presenting options and/or recommending approach to a decision making body, advisory board, or a collaborative stakeholders group
  • tracking and reporting on project progress
  • implementing project results
  • following up and reporting on implementation results
  • refining policies, programs and/or strategies based on evaluation of issues
  • none of the above
3 I have managed and coordinated an interdependent project portfolio (i.e, similar projects with common outcome and each project has a jeopardizing effect on the other projects), for which I had responsibility for the life cycle, including: Answer to this question is required
  • Planning and needs analysis
  • Estimating cost, materials, and human resources
  • Evaluation of performance
  • None of the above
4 Please check the response that best describes your background in guiding a group of individuals toward the accomplishment of tasks as a team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have some knowledge of how to help a group accomplish a task, but little experience.
  • I have some experience in assisting others in coordinating the tasks of a group.
  • I have experience independently coordinating the tasks of a group by acting as a project manager for a multidisciplinary team. I have also trained new employees on behalf of management.
  • I have some experience in organizing a group and providing guidance toward the completion of a goal; I have participated as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • I have extensive experience in providing leadership to a group in accomplishing multiple goals by acting as a project manager for multiple multidisciplinary teams simultaneously while meeting a specified time-frame.
  • None of the above.
5 Choose the response that best describes your experience in developing innovative solutions to address unanticipated project complications: Answer to this question is required
  • As a regular and recurring part of a job that I have held, I frequently and independently develop solutions and alternatives to address unanticipated project complications. I am a recognized expert and leader in performing this task and others seek my advice and guidance in this area.
  • As a regular part of a job that I have held, I independently develop solutions and alternatives to unanticipated project complications.
  • On occasion, I develop innovative solutions and alternatives to address unanticipated project complications although it is not a regular and recurring task that I have performed.
  • I have assisted others in developing innovative solutions to address unanticipated project complications.
  • None of the above
6 This position requires the skill to communicate in both formal and informal settings including communicating effectively with Agency executives, senior level management, employee organizations and association representatives, and with other Agency or Department officials. The individual will often represent the Division at key agency meetings or on Agency level workgroups. Answer to this question is required
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy, or operating program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with senior management, employee organizations/associations, and/or other individuals at all levels in my current sector to convey the relevant policies, regulations and procedures.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly represented my office's policies and/or procedures, and lead discussions or participated in workgroups. This included using effective communication skills to gain a desired outcome or compliance from individuals or groups skeptical or in disagreement with the policy, procedure, or regulation.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or to resolve operating or procedural problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly provided advice and assistance to those seeking services from my office. Typically, the interaction would include acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following best describes your level of experience leading projects in developing programs, formulating policies/governance, objectives and goals, and planning milestones and measures of success. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this function.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform this function successfully.
  • I have performed this function routinely and independently as a regular part of jobs that I held.
  • I am highly skilled in performing this job function and others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task.
8 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess, and improve program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience independently conducting program analyses and making recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience conducting complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following describes your experience leading and communicating with a project team? Answer to this question is required
  • I have lead teams in developing major projects.
  • I have provided feedback to team members, peers and others.
  • I have demonstrated experience influencing others and negotiating through open communication, consideration of others ideas and flexibility.
  • I have taken an expressed interest in the success of team members, peers, partners, and organization.
  • I have discussed accountability with project teams and held members accountable for team performance and results through project close-out.
  • I have communicated with team to ensure they knew when issues/problems must be escalated.
  • I have assigned tasks to project teams, providing clear expectations, clearly understood performance standards or metrics (project schedule, delivery approach, budget, customer satisfaction, etc.) and application of agency/organizational values.
  • I have regularly checked in with team to gauge progress, identify emerging issues, and offer support where needed.
  • I have initiated collaborative resolution of issues when necessary, by bringing supervisors of team members together.
  • I have ensured that individual participation on matrix teams is given priority and balanced against other competing priorities and workload.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select the response which best reflects your level of experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement of program operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed similar or directly related tasks and my experience or training have equipped me to analyze and evaluate data and information concerning the efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement of program operations.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my program management experience and have routinely applied analytical and evaluative techniques to assess program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • I have assisted a senior staff member to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement of program operations.
  • I am highly skilled at applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement of program operations and I have conducted training in this task.
11 Select the response that best describes your experience applying a wide range of design, analytical and evaluative methods in order to drive change management and provide assessments, evaluations, and recommendations on new and proposed program initiatives and guidelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience providing technical guidance and direction to others on performing this task as one of the major duties of a position or positions I have held.
  • I have extensive experience performing this task frequently as one of the regular duties of a position or positions I have held. I perform this task independently, with minimal supervision and technical guidance; only in unique or unusual circumstances do I require guidance and direction.
  • I have experience performing this task frequently as one of the regular duties of a position or positions I have held. I perform this task with technical guidance and assistance from a senior specialist or supervisor.
  • I have experience performing this task, but it was not a regular part of my duties so my exposure is limited.
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best describes your experience coordinating the development, collection, analysis, and reporting of statistical data for use by management in decision making? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this job function.
  • I have performed directly related job functions.
  • I have occasionally performed this specific job function, as well as directly related functions.
  • I have routinely performed this job function and have been successful in using it to meet a variety of program objectives.
  • I am highly skilled in performing this job function and others regularly consult me for expertise in this area.
13 Select the response that represents activities in which you have experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to provide decision-making information: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate senior management in decision making and coming to consensus on issues that may result in undesirable outcomes for some.
  • Perform business case analysis using data collected from many data sources.
  • Create models which aid in determining the direction for various business units within an organization.
  • Analyze complex data and develop recommendations for management on sensitive issues.
  • Develop and implement innovative methods for data analysis to revenue generating activities in the organization.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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Please Note: Effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES (Political) employees in the Executive Branch. So, if you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
1 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please provide the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: 1. Position Title 2. Type of Appointment (i.e., Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non Career SES) 3. Agency 4. Dates held (beginning and ending dates) Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
2 Are you a current General Services Administration associate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 GSA's Associate Performance Plan and Appraisal System states that to be promoted within GSA, an employee's most recent rating of record must be at the Level 3 or higher. Which of the following best describes the rating you received on your most recent performance appraisal (rating of record)?
    • Level 2 or below
    • Level 3 or higher
    • I have not received a performance appraisal (rating of record) from GSA under the five-tier rating system
    • This position would not be a promotion as my current position is at the same or higher grade.
    2.2 Please list the date received, level of rating, and the name of the supervisor who issued the rating. If you have not received a rating, please provide the reason you have not received one. Your response will be limited to 1,000 characters which is approximately one-quarter typewritten page. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
    2.1 Do you have a current annual performance rating that is equal to pass or successful?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.2 Give the date of your last official appraisal, the name, title & phone number of the supervisor who evaluated your performance. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 If you are eligible based on being a current or former Land Management employee, select the Land Management agency for which you are/were employed: Answer to this question is required
  • Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • National Park Service
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • None of the above
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  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith and/or understand the information provided above.